We dive into why so much research and policy advice is wrong and the perverse incentives at play in the "expertise industry"
Very important topic not only for academia. In my work as a town planner, I’ve found planners have no incentives to speak truth to power. Why would they when it would adversely affect their job or business prospects?
Case in point is the false groupthink that infrastructure charges increase housing prices. No amount of logic will get most planners to look into why this proposition is wrong.
So almost all planners go along with the groupthink.
Providing an ongoing forum for experts of all kinds to provide anonymous feedback on research and policy may help